New Perspectives into the History of Latin American Economic Thought

In recent years, new methodological, theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to the History of Economic Thought have been developed throughout the world. These include, as a non-exhaustive list, bibliometrics, gender and racial studies, analysis of university syllabuses, oral history, discourse analysis, insights on non-academic institutions, history of knowledge, and decolonization studies. The scopes and opportunities for young scholars around the globe have been spread, but most new techniques and insights have been developed either in and about the Global North or by disperse and not necessarily connected scholars in the Global South. This is particularly critical for young scholars based in Global South centers doing research on the History of Global South economic ideas. One of the reasons is that, although History of Economic Thought is usually a mandatory subject in any Economics syllabus, so that every Economics student is in touch with the discipline, the topics covered usually relate only to the ideas and theories by European and North American economists, and there is not much room for ideas and theories formulated locally or elsewhere in the South. This is the case in Latin America.

Intending to facilitate connections between colleagues who work on HET issues throughout Latin America, to encourage the diffusion of their works and theoretical, empirical, methodological, and interdisciplinary approaches and to contribute with the growth of the field, which the Latin American Association for the History of Economic Thought (ALAHPE) has been promoting, the Network of Argentine Economic Thought and Young Scholars Initiative, with the support of several local academic institutions, invite young scholars (Masters and PhD students, or scholars with recently-awarded PhDs) to participate in this workshop, which will take place at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Buenos Aires.

This workhshop intends to gather young and senior scholars working on Latin American HET, so that young scholars can present their work, receive productive feedback, and get in touch with colleagues working on similar topics. Besides, senior scholars are expected to comment on young scholars' ongoing projects.

A limited number of accommodation allowances is available upon request.

Applications including motivation letters and short abstracts (max 200 words) are expected by July 7, 2023, through the following form:

Inquiries: [email protected]

Organizing committee:

Mariano Arana (UNGS, UBA)
Martín Burgos (CCC-UNLa)